Ben Guill is the Managing Partner of White Deer Energy. Prior to forming White Deer Energy, Mr. Guill served as President of First Reserve Corporation from 1998-2007, the oldest and largest energy-focused private equity firm. He managed First Reserve’s Houston office, focusing on deal origination, investment analysis, negotiation of acquisitions and management of portfolio companies.
Prior to 1998, Mr. Guill was Co-Head of Investment Banking at Simmons & Company International, a leading specialized investment bank serving the energy industry. Mr. Guill joined Simmons in 1980 and served 19 years in corporate finance working primarily on mergers and acquisitions, financings and corporate restructuring. Prior to his service with Simmons, Mr. Guill was an Associate at Blyth Eastman Dillon.
Mr. Guill is a Director of National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. and also serves on the Boards of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. and Teach for America in Houston.
Mr. Guill holds an MBA in Finance from Wharton Business School and a BA in English from Princeton University.o